At this point, I’m far, far more interested in the One Piece Variable Action Heroes figures line that anything else that MegaHouse is putting out. Nami pulling off her top and gender-swapped Law…? No thank you. But the One Piece VAH line is consistently a joy, and next spring, we’ll be getting our first “villain” in the line: the super-articulated Variable Action Heroes Hawkeye Mihawk is now up for order!
As it turns out the next two Variable Action Heroes One Piece figures released will be the first two Shichibukai (Seven Warlords) in the line: Dracule Mihawk (Hawkeye) and Boa Hancock!
MegaHouse has yet to publicly show off Boa Hancock, but they finally did reveal Variable Action Heroes Mihawk at the end of November. And while Hawkeye’s rival/mentor wouldn’t be my first choice for a new release, he is pretty slick!
Variable Action Heroes Dracule Mihawk (of course) comes with the strongest sword in the One Piece anime and manga world, the black sword Yoru. Yoru can either be wielded in Mihawk’s hands or mounted on his back.
At 8,500 Japanese yen, this is obviously not a cheap interpretation of Hawkeye Mihawk, but I’ve been overall very pleased with the size and level of articulation of the One Piece VAH toy line.
For me, Hawkeye was an instant pre-order, no questions asked. Soon, my V.A.H. Roronoa Zoro will have a worthy adversary to pose off against!
The Dracule Mihawk Variable Action Heroes figure is now up for order, and is scheduled to be released in April 2016. Hawkeye figures tend to be some of the fastest-selling One Piece toys, so hopefully this Mihawk is another sales smash hit for MegaHouse like Trafalgar Law was. I would love to see the releases of Mihawk and Boa Hancock lead to the eventual release of all of the other Shichibukai!
What do you think of this super-articulated Hawkeye Mihawk action figure, One Piece collectors? Will this be joining your collection in 2016, or are you satisfied with the previously-released unarticulated Hawkeye statues?